Marin updates its Hawk Hill trail bike for 2021

Three model full-suspension line starts at £1,495 / $1,599 / €1,599

Marin Hawk Hill 2021

Marin has updated its Hawk Hill 27.5 inch trail bike for the 2021 model year, with upgraded specs across the three bike range, coupled with a modest price increase.

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The Hawk Hill is available in three spec levels, with prices starting from £1,495 / $1,599 / €1,599. The bike is available in sizes S to XL, with the Hawk Hill 1 adding an XS size option too.

At the bottom end, the Hawk Hill 1 now gets an 11-speed Shimano Deore drivetrain, while tyres are upgraded to tubeless-ready Vee Tire Crown Gem 2.3 inch rubber.

The alloy frameset, which is shared across the range, has 120mm travel, using Marin’s single pivot MultiTrac suspension system and is mated to a 130mm travel RockShox Recon Silver fork.

The mid-level Hawk Hill 2, meanwhile, gets an upgrade to 12-speed Deore, while the top spec Hawk Hill 3 gets an upgrade to 2.5 inch Maxxis Assegai tyres.

All three bikes run on Marin’s own double-wall 29mm-wide alloy rims and Shimano hubs, while the Hawk Hill 2 and 3 come with 148×12 mm Boost rear hub spacing.

In place of the Hawk Hill 1’s fixed seatpost, these two bikes also get a TranzX dropper post with between 125mm and 170mm travel, depending on frame size, and internal dropper cable routing.

Marin says: “The Hawk Hill is our most playful trail bike, made for the rider that catches a bit of air off every root in the trail, is always looking for an alternate line, and ends every ride with a smile. This is an all-around bike with trail performance far outstretching the asking price”.

Our own Rob Weaver says generally about the Hawk Hill: “It’s one of the few decent full-suspension bikes that’s at the cheaper end of the market.” It’s one of the five bikes in our pick of Best mountain bikes under £2000 list.

2021 Marin Hawk Hill specs

2021 Marin Hawk Hill 1 specification

2021 Marin Hawk Hill 1
The most affordable bike in the range still packs 11-speed Deore, RockShox/X-Fusion suspension and tubeless-ready tyres.
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  • Frame: Series 3 6061 aluminium, 120mm travel
  • Sizes: XS, S, M, L, XL
  • Wheel size: 27.5in front/rear
  • Fork: RockShox Recon Silver RL 130mm travel
  • Shock: X-Fusion 02 Pro R 210x50mm
  • Headset: FSA
  • Stem: Marin 3D forged alloy
  • Handlebar: Marin Mini-Riser alloy, 780mmm width
  • Grips: Marin MTN
  • Crankset: Marin forged alloy 32T, Boost
  • Chain: KMC X-11
  • Cassette: SunRace 11-speed 11-51T
  • Rear derailleur: Shimano Deore 11-speed
  • Shifter: Shimano Deore 5100
  • Wheels: Marin double-walled alloy 29mm on Shimano MT400B hubs
  • Tyres: Vee Tire Crown Gem 2.3 inch
  • Brakes: Shimano MT201, 180mm rotors
  • Seatpost: Marin alloy
  • Saddle: Marin Speed Concept
  • Price: £1,495 / $1,599 / €1,599

2021 Marin Hawk Hill 2 specification

2021 Marin Hawk Hill 2
The mid-spec Hawk Hill 2 sees a Rockshox Recon/Deluxe suspension combination and a drivetrain that uses a mix of Deore 12-speed and FSA parts.
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  • Frame: Series 3 6061 aluminium, 120mm travel
  • Sizes: S, M, L, XL
  • Wheel size: 27.5in front/rear
  • Fork: RockShox Recon Silver RL 130mm travel
  • Shock: RockShox Deluxe Select R, 210x50mm
  • Headset: FSA
  • Stem: Marin 3D forged alloy
  • Handlebar: Marin Mini-Riser alloy, 780mmm width
  • Grips: Marin Single Clamp Locking
  • Crankset: FSA Comet 32T, Boost
  • Chain: KMC X-12
  • Cassette: Shimano Deore 12-speed 11-51T
  • Rear derailleur: Shimano Deore SGS 12-speed
  • Shifter: Shimano Deore 12-speed 6100
  • Wheels: Marin double-walled alloy 29mm on Shimano MT410B hubs
  • Tyres: Vee Tire Flow Snap 2.35 inch
  • Brakes: Shimano MT201, 180mm rotors
  • Seatpost: TranzX YSP23JL dropper
  • Saddle: Marin Speed Concept
  • Price: £1,845 / $1,949 / €1,999

2021 Marin Hawk Hill 3 specification

2021 Marin Hawk Hill 3
The top spec Hawk Hill 3 is equipped with a Bomber Z2 fork, SLX 12-speed and Maxxis Tyres.
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  • Frame: Series 3 6061 aluminium, 120mm travel
  • Sizes: S, M, L, XL
  • Wheel size: 27.5in front/rear
  • Fork: Marzocchi Bomber Z2 130mm travel
  • Shock: Fox Float DPS, 210x50mm
  • Headset: FSA
  • Stem: Marin 3D forged alloy
  • Handlebar: Marin Mini-Riser alloy, 780mmm width
  • Grips: Marin Single Clamp Locking
  • Crankset: FSA Grid 32T, Boost
  • Chain: KMC X-12
  • Cassette: Shimano SLX 12-speed 10-51T
  • Rear derailleur: Shimano SLX 12-speed
  • Shifter: Shimano Deore 12-speed 6100
  • Wheels: Marin double-walled alloy 29mm on Shimano MT410B hubs
  • Tyres: Maxxis Assegai 2.5 inch
  • Brakes: Shimano MT420, 203mm F/180mm R rotors
  • Seatpost: TranzX YSP23JL dropper
  • Saddle: Marin Speed Concept
  • Price: £2,395 / $2,599 / €2,599